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Today's News

  • ServSafe Food safety class offered for restaurant managers

    Learn the right techniques for handling, preparing, serving and storing foods safely during the ServSafe Food Safety for Restaurant Managers class being offered in three sessions on Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Road in Southport. Classroom sessions will be from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    Students who successfully complete the class and exam will receive a certificate from the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, which is often seen prominently displayed in restaurants.

  • Little Princess Ball tickets available soon

    The Little Princess Ball, a dance for young girls in kindergarten through fifth grade and their adult male escorts, will take place from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at two locations: Brunswick Center at Southport, 1513 N. Howe St. in Southport; and South Brunswick Island Center, 9400 Ocean Highway West (U.S. 17) in Calabash.
    This event is sponsored by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation, Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, Brunswick Community College and Brunswick Senior Resources Inc.

  • Healthy holiday suggestions you can live with

    Several days a week I meet a great group of women early in the morning for a one-hour walk. We’ve been doing this for more than five years and I highly recommend it.
    Having friends to walk and talk with makes exercising easier. There’s also that peer pressure that encourages me to get out of bed. It’s also a great way to share ideas.
    A couple of weeks ago, we were talking about Thanksgiving and all the food. Several commented that it’s really hard to avoid all the excess food that’s around during this season of the year.

  • Brunswick County to offer Cooperative Extension Master Gardener class

    The Brunswick County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service will offer the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program beginning Feb. 5, 2013. The program is designed to teach home gardeners the basics of horticulture for coastal North Carolina.

  • ’Tis the frosty season

    By Charlotte Glen
    Horticulture Agent
    Pender County Cooperative Extension

    Most of our area saw its first frost last weekend…right on schedule. The first frost of fall typically occurs during the first week of November in southeastern coastal North Carolina.
    With frost, many plants stop growing, changing the gardener’s palette of gardening chores. The following tips will keep you on task in your southern yard and garden this fall.
    Houseplants

  • Drummer teaches lessons of respect

    Funding provided through a Brunswick Arts Council Grass Roots grant is bringing to life the character of “Mufasa, the wise and noble Lion King.”
    The Communities in Schools (CIS) After School Program has contracted with Cheick Sissoko, an accomplished African drummer from West Africa, to teach students from Lincoln and Town Creek elementary schools about the diverse world and how cultures differ, both now and in the past.

  • Club briefs

    SBI Rotary celebration set for Feb. 21
    Join the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club for a celebration of 25 years of service to the community.
    The celebration will start at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb 21, 2013, at the South Brunswick Islands Campus of Brunswick Community College in Carolina Shores, near the U.S. 17 entrance to Crow Creek.
    Dinner and a champagne toast for spouses and non-Rotarian guests will be $30. A cash bar will be open at registration. RSVP by Jan 18, 2013.

  • Speedy meeting as town looks ahead to 2013

    SHALLOTTE—Isaac Norris, CPA, presented the 2011-2012 fiscal year audit to the Shallotte Board of Aldermen during a pre-agenda meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

    For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, the town’s general fund revenues for were $4,453,703 for 2012 with expenses at $3,467,751 for a net revenue of $985,952. Revenues for fiscal year 2011 were $4,034,443 and expenses were $3,800,150 with a net revenue of $234,293.

  • Sheriff’s Corner: Internet and Facebook scams

    We would like to let you know about an Internet scam making its rounds.

    Thieves are hacking into email and/or Facebook accounts and sending out messages or initiating chats to your friends and family asking for help. The messages appear as some variation of this:

  • Stabbing at Shallotte residence

    On Sunday, Dec. 9, at about 6:22 p.m., deputies responded to a reported stabbing at 1288 Partridge Place in Shallotte.

    Keith Wayne Futch, 26, of the same address, had been stabbed in the chest. He was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he was treated.

    All people involved have been identified and are being interviewed.

    No one has been arrested at this time, and the investigation is still under way by detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.